Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Printed proceedings of annual meetings, 1947-86; printed proceedings of special conferences, 1934-58; Railway Shopmen's National Council minutes, 1928-68 (incomplete); extensive post-war subject files (MSS.44).

EC minutes (stencilled), 1946-84 (MSS.259/5).

Coventry District minutes, 1940-3 (MSS.126), 1943-81 (MSS.208).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions was constituted in its present form in 1936 although it has its origins in the Federation of Engineering and Shipbuilding Trades founded in 1891.

Reference: An introduction to the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions1966.

Conditions Governing Access

30 year closure rule. Please consult an archivist.

Archivist's Note

An interim check-list of the records is available in the Centre's searchroom. An authority file exists for the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (GB 152 AAR1376).

Custodial History

The initial deposit on indefinite loan was made in May 1974. Details of this deposit and subsequent accruals are listed below.

Accruals

  • 22nd May 1974 : 120 transfer cases, collected by unaccompanied van from CSEU office, 140 Walworth Road, London, SE17 [indefinite loan];
  • 12th June 1974 : 71 transfer cases, collected by unaccompanied van from CSEU office, 140 Walworth Road, London, SE17 [indefinite loan];
  • 24th August 1976 : printed reports of annual meetings, 1949-60, 1962-4, 1966-8, transferred from Periodicals [Library property].

Geographical Names